Haziq sacked from position at ministry

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  • Friday, 21 Jun 2019

PETALING JAYA: Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz, the man who confessed to being part of a sex video scandal, has been sacked as senior private secretary to the Deputy Primary Industries Minister.

The ministry, in a statement issued yesterday, said it viewed the admission “of a sordid nature” by Haziq over the viral sex video implicating a Federal minister seriously.

“The Ministry views this as a very serious violation of its values, ethics and the Code of Conduct, Public Officers Regulations.

“The Ministry wants to categorically assert that it will never tolerate any such scandalous behaviour among any of its staff members which could bring the Ministry into disrepute and odium.

“With this, the Ministry completely disassociates itself with Mr Haziq Abdullah,” said the statement.

The ministry also said it had proceeded to terminate Haziq’s contract of service effective Tuesday.

Prior to this, it had issued Haziq a show cause letter, which the latter had responded to.

However, the ministry said it was not satisfied with the response to the show cause letter.

Haziq was the senior private secretary to Datuk Seri Shamsul Iskan­dar Md Akin.

On June 13, Shamsul Iskandar said Haziq had been suspended from his duties with immediate effect and had been issued a show cause letter.

On June 1, Haziq admitted that he was one of the individuals seen in a sex video which had been making its rounds on social media and WhatsApp.

He also claimed that the other person was Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali.

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